Atiku Abubakar (born 25 November 1946) is a Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist,
who served as the 2nd elected Vice-President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
Atiku is a co-founder of Intels, an oil servicing business with extensive operations in Nigeria and abroad. He is also the founder of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola.
In 1982, Atiku was awarded the chieftaincy of the Turaki of Adamawa by Adamawa's traditional ruler, Alhaji Aliyu Mustafa. The title had previously been reserved for the monarch's favourite prince in the palace, as the holder is in charge of the monarch's domestic affairs.
In 2011, while celebrating the 50th anniversary of the US Peace Corps, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) - an independent 501 non-profit organisation, separate from the Peace Corps, that serves as an alumni association for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers - honoured Atiku with the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award.
Mr. Abubakar has business interests in oil & gas logistics, port operations and management, banking, manufacturing and agriculture. Within Nigeria today he has new projects under development and outside of Nigeria his countries of operation include Angola, Croatia, South Africa and Mozambique.